The Holy Qur'an Translation



In the name of ALLAH, the Gracious, the Merciful.
Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is in the earth glorifies ALLAH. HIS is the Kingdom and HIS is the praise, and HE has power over all things. (1) It is HE Who has created you, but some of you are disbelievers and some of you are believers. And ALLAH sees what you do. (2) HE created the heavens and the earth with an eternal purpose and HE gave you shape and made your shapes beautiful, and to HIM is the ultimate return. (3) HE knows whatever is in the heavens and the earth, and HE knows what you hide and what you disclose; and ALLAH knows full well all that which is hidden in the breasts. (4) Has there not come to you the account of those who disbelieved before ? They tasted the evil consequences of their conduct, and for them is decreed painful punishment. (5) That was because their Messengers came to them with manifest Signs, but they said, `Shall mere mortals guide us ?' So they disbelieved and turned away, but ALLAH had no need of them; And ALLAH is Self-Sufficient, Worthy of all praise. (6) Those who disbelieve think that they will not be raised up. Say, `Yea, by my Lord, you shall, surely, be raised up; then you shall, certainly, be informed of what you did. And that is easy for ALLAH.' (7) Believe, therefore, in ALLAH and HIS Messenger, and in the Light which WE have sent down. And ALLAH is Well-Aware of all that you do. (8) The day when HE shall gather you for the Day of Gathering; that will be the day of the determination of losses and gains. And whoso believes in ALLAH and acts righteously - HE will remove from them the evil consequences of their deeds, and HE will admit them into Gardens through which streams flow, to abide therein for ever. That is the supreme achievement. (9) But those who disbelieve and reject Our Signs, these shall be the inmates of the Fire, wherein they shall abide; and an evil destination it is ! (10) There befalls not any affliction but by the leave of ALLAH. And whosoever believes in ALLAH - HE guides his heart aright. And ALLAH knows all things well. (11) And obey ALLAH and obey the Messenger. But if you turn away, then Our Messenger is responsible only for conveying the Message clearly. (12) ALLAH ! there is no god but HE; so in ALLAH let the believers put their trust. (13) O ye who believe ! surely, among your wives and your children are some who are your enemies, so beware of them. And if you overlook and forgive and pardon, then, surely, ALLAH is Most Forgiving, ever Merciful. (14) Verily, your wealth and your children are but a trial; but with ALLAH is an immense reward. (15) So be mindful of your duty to ALLAH as best you can, and listen and obey, and spend in HIS cause, it will be good for yourselves. And whoso is rid of the covetousness of his own soul -it is they who shall succeed. (16) If you lend to ALLAH a goodly loan, HE will multiply it for you, and will forgive you; and ALLAH is Most Appreciating, Forbearing; (17) The Knower of the unseen and the seen, the Mighty, the Wise. (18)